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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

I gave this book 2/5 stars.

I picked this book up thinking it would be a nice, light hearted, middle grade novel based off the book cover. 142 more words


Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

3 out of 5

At some points in this book it is a little boring and hard to follow but sometimes it is hilarious. 44 more words

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The Cover Wars

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This fierce black comedy from the master of turning his own true story into semi-fictional gold charts the summer at age fourteen that his alter-ego’s life starts to go off the rails.

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The Cover Wars

Inspiration, take 2

Here is a completely different take on “Where do you get your ideas?” from another author who writes for children and adults.

Conversations With Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos – The Rumpus.net.



Hello our names are Chloe, Michael, Nathan, and Paige and we are Kings Court Inc. We are 10th graders at Tyrone Area High School. For our English 10 class, we decided to create a unit that educators can use when teaching the memoir, “Hole In My Life”, by Jack Gantos. 112 more words

Jack Gantos

My Scott O'Dell Award Challenge: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

This month’s book for My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge is the 2012 winner, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

The story is set in the historical town of Norvelt during the summer of 1962, when 11-year-old Jack spends lots of time reading a set of history books, digging a fake bomb shelter for his dad, trying to keep his nose from bleeding, and helping his elderly neighbor write obituaries for the original homesteaders of Norvelt who may not be dying of natural causes. 461 more words


The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos, Author

Farrar Straus Giroux, Fiction, Sep. 2, 2014

Pages: 154

Suitable for Ages: 10-14

Themes: ADD/ADHD, Family Relationships, Dysfunctional Families… 482 more words

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